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March 4, 2009

Analyzing Effectiveness of Long-term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

JAMA. 2009;301(9):930-933. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.179

To the Editor: In their meta-analysis of the effectiveness of LTPP, Drs Leichsenring and Rabung1 concluded that LTPP was significantly superior to shorter-term methods of psychotherapy with regard to overall outcome, target problems, and personality functioning. There are multiple problems with their meta-analysis that mitigate the scientific credibility of this conclusion.

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